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Just Cruisin' Photo Contest Finalist
Just Cruisin'
Just Cruisin'
These Canada Geese came across the lake close to the water and kept going. The blurred background is a result of a slow shutter speed. I had not expected to take this shot. I was actually shooting some stationary subjects when I saw them coming. I did not have time to change my settings, so I just fired. What I got was this special photo.

Canon 10D, Conon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/125 sec., F8.0, ISO 100
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Canon EOS 10D Digi...

Stan J. Bendkowski
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    Fantastic photo Bill! Fabulous job.

7/29/2009 7:19:09 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding panning and capture Bill!! Very nice work! Jeff

7/29/2009 7:27:52 AM

Ann Coates
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Brilliant capture Bill. I know if I had attempted this shot it would have been all blurred.

7/29/2009 10:57:28 AM

Vickie Oakley
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Bill, this is a neat photo! Good job!

7/29/2009 11:54:51 AM

Michelle Alton
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Gosh...this is fantastic! Whenever I shoot a surprise photo, it's a complete disaster. This is a masterpiece!

7/29/2009 1:07:03 PM

Tarun Bose
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Wow! Outstanding capture, your speciality Bill.

7/29/2009 1:21:29 PM

Daniel Ruf
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Absolutly beautiful.

7/29/2009 6:25:23 PM

Kim Lund
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This is such a grand photo! I love the blurred background. It keeps the focus on the geese. I like their expressions!

7/30/2009 5:58:17 AM

Timothy Guay

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Spectacular Bill!
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7/30/2009 6:01:45 AM

Cheryl E. Molennor
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There you go again! Amazing

7/30/2009 8:58:03 AM

Carolyn Morgan
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Very special - love the effect

7/30/2009 12:51:48 PM

Joy Rector
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awesome capture

8/4/2009 5:23:08 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Amazing!! I am going to try to take duck pictures this year.

8/5/2009 6:08:25 AM

Diane L. Thomas
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This is a super shot. Takes talent to do this in a split second. Love it.

8/12/2009 5:41:09 PM

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8/17/2009 3:22:03 PM

Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on your astounding Finalist!

8/17/2009 3:38:58 PM

Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your amazing finalist Bill. Your past panning experience came in handy for this surprise shot. It is truly exceptional.

8/17/2009 4:03:41 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Congratulations, Bill!

8/17/2009 4:20:44 PM

Jeana Clark
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Amazing Work!!!
Congratulations on this fabulous finalist shot!!! Hope to see again!!!


8/17/2009 4:37:13 PM

Debra R. Harder
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This is truly brilliant, Bill! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!!! Deb

8/17/2009 5:27:40 PM

Jane Hirst
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Congratulations............lovely shot.

8/17/2009 5:48:16 PM

Michael G. Marshall
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Beautiful finalist, Bill! Congratulations!

8/17/2009 6:20:46 PM

Ann Coates
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Huge congratulations Bill. This is such a fantastic image.

8/17/2009 6:24:52 PM

Karen K. Givens
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Congrats Bill on your fine finalist great timing.

8/17/2009 7:28:20 PM

Evy Johansen
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill!!

8/17/2009 7:28:43 PM

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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist photo, Bill!

8/17/2009 7:37:13 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Bill!

8/18/2009 12:32:34 AM

Mary K. Robison
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Bill, it's no surprise to see this gorgeous capture among the finalists. Congratulations, and best of luck next level up!

8/18/2009 2:05:36 AM

Nick Lagos
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You really nailed this one Bill...high caliber image...congrats and good luck

8/18/2009 5:23:40 AM

Shawn Jennings
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Excellent capture, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist!

8/18/2009 6:44:31 AM

Lana Arcemont
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Terrific Image! Great Timing!

8/18/2009 6:44:39 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...excellent

8/18/2009 7:19:27 AM

Erica Murphy
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Perfect panning and perfect shot Bill. Congratulations!!!

8/18/2009 7:31:55 AM

Liz Bullock
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Beautifully capture, congrats!

8/18/2009 7:32:01 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Bill. Great timing. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist.

8/18/2009 8:06:30 AM

Daniella Puente
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Amazing capture! congrats :)

8/18/2009 10:18:43 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Stunning, Bill! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

8/18/2009 10:25:13 AM

Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! Big Congratulations Bill, on your excellent and well deserved finalist!!

8/18/2009 10:45:33 AM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Beautiful capture Bill! Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

8/18/2009 2:53:02 PM

Allen O. Howard
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Fantastic, Bill!!! Congratulations!

8/18/2009 3:37:31 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your Finalist Bill!! Jeff

8/18/2009 4:08:49 PM

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I love this Bill! CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful finalist...

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8/18/2009 4:19:39 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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WOW,man, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Bill!!!

8/18/2009 5:36:08 PM

Graeme Chow
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Terrific shot ! I like the one that open it mouth. Congratulations Bill!

8/18/2009 9:01:00 PM

Karen Bacon
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A fantastic finalist Bill! I find it unbelievable that it did not receive gold!

8/19/2009 3:04:39 PM

Robert Baer
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bill congrats on this awesome image!

8/20/2009 6:04:27 AM

Tarun Bose
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Big congrats for your excellent finalist, Bill.

8/20/2009 10:33:23 AM

June Marie Sobrito
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Spectacular! Congrats!

8/22/2009 4:12:50 AM

James H. Enterkin
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Great shot Bill. I don't think it could have been done any better.

9/14/2009 5:18:50 PM

Boyd L. Alexander
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Wow, this is a fantastic find and capture Bill! Your settings worked well .(I just went through your gallery..and I am very impressed with your work!!)

12/10/2011 6:33:57 AM

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